Paper II - 2nd Batch - IAS 2016

1. Introduction and Syllabus
Important International Institutions:
1. Introduction (October 2015)
2. UNO - 1 - UN General Assembly (October 2015)
3. UNO - 2 - UNSC, Secretariat, ECOSOC (October 2015)
4. UNO - 3 - ICJ and Necessity of Reforms in UNO (October 2015)
5. SAARC - 1
6. SAARC - 2...(Recorded in November 2014)
7. SAARC - 3....(November 2014)
8. SAARC - 4.... (November 2014)
9. BRICS (November 2015)
10. G 20 (November 2015)
11. Interpol (November 2015)

Governance:
1. Introduction:
2. Governance - 2: Historical underpinnings, Evolution, Features, Amendments, Significant Provisions and Basic Structure
3. Governance - 3: Federal Structure, Devolution of Powers, and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. Separation of powers between various organs (started)
4. Governance - 4Separation of powers between various organs, dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.  Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries. Parliament and State Legislatures - structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary, Ministries and Departments of the Government
5. Governance - 6: Pressure groups, formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. Representation of People's Act, Various 
6. Governance - 7Constitutional Posts, Powers and Functions, and responsibilities of various Constitutional bodies.   
Statutory bodies. 
7. Governance - 8: Quasi-Judicial Bodies, Government policies and intervention for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 
8. Governance - 9: Government Policies, Development Processes, Welfare Schemes.
10. Governance - 10: Issues relating to development and management of social sector/service relating to health, education, Human Resources.
Issues Relating to Poverty and Hunger
11. Governance - 11: Important aspects of Governance, Role of Civil Services in a Democracy

International Relations:
1. IR - 1: Introduction - India's Foreign Policy (1)
2. IR - 2: India's Foreign Policy (2)
3. IR - 3: India - China
4. IR - 4: India - China (2)
5. IR - 5: India - Bangladesh, India - Myanmar 
6. IR - 6: India - Pakistan
7. IR - 7: SCO, India - Afghanistan, India - Sri Lanka (to be continued)
8. IR - 8: India - Sri Lanka, SAARC, Motor Vehicle Agreement, Middle East (started) 
9. IR - 9: Middle East
10. IR - 10: India - Saudi Arabia, India - Iran, Iran Nuclear Deal
11. IR - 11: BRICS, AIIB
12. IR - 12: India's presence in BRICS, India - France (To be continued)
13. IR - 13: India - France, G4, Referendum on UK exit from EU
14. IR - 14European refugee crisis, India – Germany, Russia
15. IR - 15: Ukraine – Russia, Russia – America, Ballistic Missile Defence , India- Russia
16. IR - 16US re-approach of Cuba, Trans Pacific Partnership. India – USA (continued).
17. IR - 17: India - US, West Asia  
18. IR - 18:India - Israel, India - Palestinia. 
19. IR - 19: